August 16, 2018

On Thursday, August 16th, the Westlawn Resident Council, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center and Choice Neighborhood Initiative hosted the Summer Block Party & Walk with the Mayor at Westlawn Gardens! Hundreds of people gathered on a beautiful summer night to enjoy free...

August 15, 2018

The Milwaukee Public Library held its third Wonderfully Wild Wednesday at the MPL Express vending library on August 15.  Library Manager Kim Boldt and staff have used the special events to bring kids and families together for fun activities such as tie-dyeing, camping...

August 10, 2018

The final bike tuneup session for the summer was held August 10th at the community gardens at Westlawn Gardens. The tuneups, hosted by the Westlawn Partnership for a Healthier Environment, CNI, DreamBikes, and Andrew Dressel, were a staple of the summer for bike enthus...

August 1, 2018

Westlawn Gardens and all public housing across the nation are now smoke-free following a rule implemented nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on July 30.  To celebrate the change, the American Lung Association hosted a national press conf...

July 31, 2018

The Westlawn Community Garden is home to a new mural created by neighborhood youth through a program conducted by Safe & Sound with Silver Spring Neighborhood Center and supported by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino's Heart of Canal Program. The teens worked with youth organi...

June 10, 2018

On Saturday, June 9th, the Housing Authority, Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative, United Healthcare, United Way, The Baby Box Company, Milwaukee Health Department, Safe Kids Wisconsin, Open Door Community Center for Jesus Christ, and Alderman Stamper helped organize a Com...

May 5, 2018

The Westlawn Resident Council celebrated another successful event with their "Honoring our Mothers" event on May 4th. The women of Westlawn Gardens and the Choice Neighborhood gathered to celebrate Mother's Day in style. These events demonstrate the power of community...

March 31, 2018

Westlawn Gardens has been named the winner of the 2018 HUD Secretary's Opportunity & Empowerment Award by the American Planning Association (APA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). One of the highest honors in the planning profession, the a...

February 26, 2018

Mayor Tom Barrett addressed the citizens of Milwaukee in the annual State of the City address this Monday, February 26th.

In the address, the mayor took time to applaud the redevelopment of the Westlawn neighborhood and to highlight the inspiring story of former HACM re...

February 17, 2018

Members of the Westlawn Best Babies Zone (BBZ) coalition traveled to the national BBZ conference in Oakland, CA in January.  BBZ is an innovative, multi-sector approach to reducing infant mortality and racial disparities in birth outcomes. 

Last fall, Westlawn wa...

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Westlawn Gardens Receives National Planning Award

March 31, 2018

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